Hitachi and HP have collectively decided to extend the reach of their security intelligence sharing network. Both companies have inked a partnership with each other to capture and share Japan-specific threat information.
This announcement comes on the heels of a cybersecurity alliance signed between Japan and the US in April 2015 that aim to contribute to the growth of international cyber norms. The alliance with Hitachi also builds on previously announced service intelligence feeds to HP Threat Central from other companies including AlienVault and Crowdstrike.
Through this partnership, Hitachi will join the HP global threat intelligence alliance and contribute threat intelligence to HP’s existing security information sharing platform, HP Threat Central. The platform delivers automated and open sharing of information and contextual analysis that allows organisations to take action.
HP said, in a statement, that this partnership significantly advances its efforts to foster a wider reach of international security information sharing, and is an extension of the 25-year alliance between Hitachi and HP.
HP South-Pacific enterprise security products general manager, Shane Bellos, said targeted attacks are becoming more pervasive and the evolving nature of threats continues to be a top security challenge facing organisations around the world.
He attributed the 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study conducted by The Ponemon Institute which showed the financial impact of cyber-crime continues to rise in Japan, as evidenced by a 68 per cent net increase in the past four years.
“With cyber-attacks on the rise, and impacting Japanese enterprises across the financial services, technology, communications and automotive sectors, this alliance is particularly well timed. Information sharing is fundamental to staying a step ahead of the adversaries, advancing security intelligence and quickly isolating threats to predict threats and protect our most valuable data.”
Hitachi Cloud services division advanced security technology operations senior director, Shuji Senoo, said in recent years, not only corporate IT systems but also critical social infrastructures are facing a growing risk of cyber-attacks, with techniques becoming more complex and tenacious.
“With partnerships like this with HP, Hitachi will share cyber threat data to contribute to more sophisticated society-wide cyber security capabilities by enhancing methods to detect and prevent cyber-attacks while minimising impact on organisational activities,” Senoo added.